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Christmas in July!

Hooray – our consumables shipment arrived last week.  It truly felt like Christmas to open the boxes and find the items I had purchased back in April.   506 more words

It's almost time to bid

In this crazy life we’re living, it’s hard to believe we’ve been calling Kosovo home for more than a year (well, a little less than that for me due to my maternity med evac stint in the US) and that our time here will end next summer.   615 more words

Keepin on

Long time no blog! It’s been a very busy two weeks with two very busy weeks to come. Then who knows what.

Summing up A-100 is (as noted previously) totally impossible. 257 more words

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this wouldn't happen in america

A couple of weeks ago, my parents were here for a short visit, during which we took them to Lake Bled for a long weekend. We had a fantastic trip and even though Grant and I had already been to Bled, we did manage to see a bunch of new things. 452 more words


Insert Life Here, Bloom

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

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Even before I joined State I was in awe, or let’s at least say, very curious about the inner lives of military families.   970 more words

Cat Sitting 101

One of the hardest things about leaving Pristina for 3 months was leaving our cat, Annabelle.  It’s a really long time to be away.  We considered multiple options but knowing our cat’s aversion to travel and conversations we had with our last vet, we decided to have someone look after her here in our home.   702 more words


Imagine that one day you will get married and that you will have a baby… Imagine. Imagine anything you want because even your wildest dreams can come true… or in my case, imagine, because your life will be nothing like you had ever imagined before. 348 more words

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